Four Camels named to NCCSIA all-state teams

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BUIES CREEK, N.C. --- Campbell's Gideon Betz, Edward Fulwood, Daniel Mukuna and Pepe Rangel have been honored by the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) as members of the all-state men's soccer team for the 2016 season.

The NCCSIA all-state teams are comprised of nominated Division I men's soccer players from North Carolina institutions and voted on by NCCSIA members. The Camels' four selections are the most since the 2007 season and it matches the highest total honorees since the awards inception in 2003.

Betz was honored as the second team midfielder. The Schluechtern, Germany native quickly became a mainstay in the Camels' lineup as a freshman and was also named to the All-Big South freshman team and earned an all-conference honorable mention nod.

Betz appeared in 92 percent of possible minutes in the holding center midfield position. He scored Campbell's game-winning goal in overtime against Howard and finished tied for the team lead in shots on goal percentage among qualified players.

Fulwood and Mukuna were named second team defenders. Fulwood made an immediate impact in his rookie campaign and also picked up All-Big South second team honors and all-freshman accolades. The Manchester, England native started every match and was on the field for all but four minutes of action this season, the most of any field player on the team.

Fulwood routinely transitioned into the offense from his right back position and scored his first career goal on a 35-yard free kick at Gardner-Webb. He also assisted on Gabe Parrish's game-winning goal over Belmont.

Mukuna anchored Campbell's defensive unit that posted a pair of shutouts and surrendered just one goal in five different matches. The sophomore from Manchester, England made it back-to-back years on the All-Big South second team and was all-freshman selection last season. Mukuna was on the field for 95 percent of total minutes this season. He also scored a career-high three goals in three-straight conference matches to rank second on the team in scoring.

Mukuna scored his first career goal at Longwood before opening the scoring in CU's win over UNC Asheville. His final goal of the season proved to be the game-winner against Winthrop in the Camels' four-goal first half outburst. All three of his attempts on frame found the back of the net. Mukuna has started every match for the Camels over the past two seasons.

Rangel was named the second team forward. The senior midfielder from Chico, California closed out his Campbell career with his best numbers wearing the orange and black and picked up an All-Big South honorable mention nod.

Rangel ranked second on the team in scoring with three goals. He led the Camels to a victory over Winthrop with a goal and an assist and tied the match in the first half at Duke. He also opened the scoring in the win over Belmont. Rangel finished as the team leader in shots and shots on goal.

Campbell tallied five victories overall in head coach Dustin Fonder's second season at the helm. Dramatic road wins over Howard and Georgia Southern matched with home victories over Belmont, Winthrop and UNC Asheville highlighted the season. Parrish led 10 Camel goal scorers with five goals. 14 different players registered an assist this season, and that tally ranks second nationally.

Founded in 2002, the NCCSIA is comprised of sports information professionals from NCAA Division I, II, III, NAIA and independent institutions from the state of North Carolina. The purpose of the organization is to promote collegiate athletics at all schools. Membership is open to anyone affiliated with a college, university or conference located in North Carolina and whose area of responsibility lies within sports information.

North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association
2016 University Division All-State Men's Soccer Teams

First Team

 
 
 

Pos.

Name

Class

School

Hometown

GK

Elliot Panicco

Fr.

Charlotte

Huntersville, N.C.

D

Luke Waechter

Sr.

Charlotte

Evans, Ga.

D

Matej Dekovic

Sr.

Charlotte

Zagreb, Croatia

D

Mark Lindstrom

Fr.

UNCW

Gastrikland, Sweden

M

Nick Adamczyk

So.

Elon

Social Circle, Ga.

M

Brandt Bronico

Sr.

Charlotte

High Point, N.C.

M

Maxi Rodriguez

Sr.

Charlotte

San Antonio, Texas

M

Joel Bylander

So.

UNCW

Stockholm, Sweden

F

Elijah Agu

Jr.

Elon

Cary, N.C.

F

Jaiden Fortune

So.

Elon

Orlando, Fla.

F

Julio Moncada

Jr.

UNCW

Puerto Cortes, Honduras

 
 
 
 
 

Second Team

 
 
 

Pos.

Name

Class

School

Hometown

GK

Ryan Cretens

R-So.

UNCW

Zebulon, N.C.

D

Jonathan Coleby

Jr.

Elon

Middlesbrough, U.K.

D

Daniel Mukuna

So.

Campbell

Manchester, England

D

Edward Fulwood

Fr.

Campbell

Manchester, England

M

Gideon Betz

Fr.

Campbell

Schlüchtern, Germany

F

Pepe Rangel

Sr.

Campbell

Chico, Calif.